This recipe takes those sweet and spicy nostalgic flavours of Easter and rolls them up into these delicious healthy Hot Cross Buns Bliss Balls. Try this gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and vegan recipe by the lovely Emily from SoleFire Wellness.
For the Balls:
1/3 cup dry roasted cashews
2/3 cup dry roasted almonds
10 medjool dates, de-seeded
2 tsp allspice
1/3 cup dried cranberries
For the Cashew Cream Crosses (Optional):
1/2 cup dry roasted cashews
1/3 cup water
1 Tablespoon cacao butter, melted
Place the cashews, almonds, dates and allspice spice into your food processor and blend until combined. The mix should resemble a sticky ‘dough’. Add the cranberries and gently pulse through.
Using your hands, roll the mixture into balls and place in the fridge to set.
To make the Cashew Cream sauce*
Using a high speed blender, blitz the water and cashews until smooth.** Now add the cacao butter and pulse to combine.
Use a thin butter knife, spoon or preferably a piping bag, drizzle on crosses. Chill for at least half hour in freezer to set. Enjoy!
*Alternatively, you can roll the balls in desiccated coconut and skip the crosses.
**Depending on the power of your blender, you may need to soak the cashews for a few hours to soften them before blending. If doing this step, make sure to drain the soaking water and use fresh when making the Cream sauce.
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